The coming year is likely to be a very significant one for law and technology. As the year unfolds, my recent law and technology column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) lists 14 questions (along with possible answers) that will go a long way to determining the path of Canadian technology law policy.
1. Will the government finally unveil a national digital strategy?
The long-promised national digital strategy could become a reality in 2014 after years of inaction. Industry Minister James Moore is on the verge of clearing out the lingering policy issues he inherited and may be ready to set his own path on a digital strategy.
2. Will the wireless spectrum auction be judged a failure?
The contentious wireless spectrum auction should take place early in 2014, but with few, if any, new competitors, the auction seems destined to do little more than entrench the status quo.